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was outstanding. so it was a great week last week. we're going to look forward to seeing you tomorrow. tavis make sense anymore? ♪ >> cenk: welcome back to "the young turks." it's good to be in l.a. was there a bounce from the convention? we'll tell yoyou. there were definitely bear hugs and confrontations. >> there are a number of things that i like in health care reform that i'm going to put in place. >> cenk: all right. fun, i'll tell you what is going on in all of those clips, plus huge teacher's strike in chicago. is ron emmanuel at fault? >> because this is a strike of choice, and a strike that is unnecessary. >> how dare you do that to our
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children. what are you thinking about? >> cenk: that's a really interesting issue here, because it's a battle about teachers and teachers unions that affect so much, plus a fascinating account of how bin laden was killed. >> you were part of the team that killed osama bin laden and the first thing you do when you get back to the united states is go to taco bell? >> two tacos and a bean burrito. >> cenk: that's the fun part. but who actually killed bin laden? all of a sudden it's not that clear. you know what time it is, right. go time! ♪
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>> cenk: mitt romney took a tiny lead, and it wasn't much of a bump at all. at the democratic convention there was not a bump. 49-44. all of a sudden opening up a five-point lead for president obama. the swing states are the most important. we'll get polling on that soon as well, but it looks like there was definitely a bounce in the polls for president obama after the convention. during our coverage on current eliot spitzer predicted a four-point bump. i predicted five. vice president gore, six to eight. it looks like the democratic convention went off better than the republican one if you look at the polls. now that the conventions are over, mitt romney as usual getting himself in more and more trouble. so they're answering the question.
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you got to under something. mitt romney's tax plan is a disaster for the budget. it would create giant deficits. how can you say you can fight deficits if your plan creates bigger deficits. he says, no, no, i'm going to get rid of the loopholes. >> give me an example of a loophole that you'll close. >> romney: people at high end taxpayers will have fewer deductions and exemptions. those numbers will come down. >> i'm cutting tax on the rich massively, but some of the loopholes i might take away might come from the rich. now paul ryan, you're supposed to be the holy genius, you're going to have specific details about what loopholes you're closing. you're the guy who is brave and bold. >> don't voters have a right to know which loopholes you're
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going to go after. >> mitt romney and i based on our experience think the best way to do this is show the framework, show the out line and work the with congress to get these things done. >> isn't that a secret plan. >> no, no, what we don't want is a secret plan. what we don't want to do is cut some backroom deal like obama-care and then hack it to the country. >> why not say right now. >> because we want to have this--because we want this debate in the public. we want this debate with congress, and you want to do this with the consent of the elected representatives of the people. >> cenk: nonsense. here's why they won't tell you the loopholes. the minute they tell you i'm taking your home mortgage deduction and child tax credit, you'll flip out. you're right that does not take away from the rich but middle class. they get hurt the most. that's why they don't want to admit it. point number two when they tell you what loopholes they're closing, it's not enough any way. it will create giant deficits.
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that's why they don't want to tell you. that's why they're being weasels about it. am i clear enough? now i move on to healthcare. you heard paul ryan mention obama-care. how many times have you heard the republicans say we're taking away obama-care but the parts we're not taking away. here is what he said. >> romney: i'm not getting rid of all healthcare reform. there are parts that i like of healthcare reform. >> cenk: wait a minute. i thought you were taking care of all of obama--now you're going to keep part of it and then they pan panicked, and the campaign said, no, no, we're not going to cover existing conditions. and then the third flip flop. they said, wait, wait, what we meant was romney was saying before was that you were going
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to cover pre-existing conditions but only if you had continuous coverage. are we clear? no, you want both ways. you want to say you hate obama hair but then say the part that you love, trust me, we're going to keep it. here is mitt romney's position that after the 18th flip flops got back to, here he was in june. >> the law that we replace obama-care with assures people who have pre-existing condition who have been insured in the past are able to get insurance in the future so they don't have to worry about that condition keeping them from the kind of healthcare that they deserve. >> cenk: what they final by came back around is if you had continuous coverage, and you have a pre-existing condition then we'll cover it. there is already a law in the books that says that. if you don't have continuous coverage, you're out of luck. how many people does that apply to? 89 million people in the country. 36% of the u.s. population will
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not be covered if they have a pre-existing condition under romney's plan. don't let all this flip flopping distract you. that's the reality. he ain't covering pre-existing conditions. other than what is already in the law not even part of the so-called obama-care. these are epic issues. does anybody know who we would need to cover issues like this? [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: why michael it's good to have you back in the studio. >> good to be back with you cenk. first, before we go on to other news, it looks like the democratic convention worked, and right out of the gate, by the way the romney campaign back to flubberring and blubbering. >> that's what they did in tampa. yes, the democratic convention worked. you knew it was going to work while you were there while you watched it. it was a very different building, as we talked abouted a
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nausea than the building in tampa. you had a feeling that it would carry to some degree. it carried to a tremendous degree. i think the republicans were disserved by the fact that the conventions were unusually close to one another. there were three days for them to realize a bump for the republicans. they were not going to get it because of the kind of convention they had but again there was no space for it. >> cenk: speaking of excitement, there was a pizza shop owner who was excited to see the president. >> this pizza shop owner he's a registered republican, saw the president. the president came in and he left what he was doing to get down to his pizza shop. he voted for obama in 2008. he's going to vote for him again. got so excited he grabbed the president and lifted him up. >> cenk: i think we got it on tape. let's watch. >> president obama in florida got a different kind of lift. the owner of a pizza shoplifting
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the president clear off the florida. the register republican telling the president he voted for him before and will again the kind of voter that both sides are fighting for. >> cenk: it seems like a fun little thing there, and it is, but i thought man, secret service must have been a little nervous about this. they checked with secret service before. then you realize wait a minute. he was a guy who was a register registered republican who voted for obama. none of this is a coincidence. >> we talk all the time from joe wilson screaming "you lie," and things that people do in this president that they wouldn't do to any other president. it was fun to watch but someone actually lifted the president up. >> cenk: that's what i'm saying, i think the president's team loved it. >> i think they loved it, otherwise they wouldn't have stood by. after that point and once it's over i don't know what they would have done. >> cenk: but biden is with a
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bunch of bikers, and he tells a female bike for come in and politco-has this. apparently she's not sitting in his lap, although it looks like it. >> she's sitting in a chair in front of him. >> cenk: how great is that picture. >> joe biden when he first went to the senate took a 15-hour ride with a truck for see what a trucker's life is like from delaware to ohio, stopped at five different fuel stations, was greeted by different truckers there. the reason why he did it there was legislation about fuel and how it would effect truckers, he wanted to see what life was like for a trucker. the vice president had been a senator for 30 years there is something that is the real deal genuine article about joe biden. he proves it. again. it's a funny photograph, but he's able to read real people. >> cenk: i have a conspiracy theory, by the way. my first one of the night but not the last one. no one knows who those bikers
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are, and no one knows theirs names. they're probably wanted for something. >> or fake bikers. >> cenk: yes. romney had a sunday bite. >> going after china for currency manipulation. that's something that neither president obama or obama has done. balancing our budget, president bush nor president obama made steps on that front that i think need to be made. and number number five, champion be small business. that's critical. nothing that someone has spoken about that i can recall in quite awhile. >> cenk: he seems to be throwing president bush under the bus. is that a new strategy. >> it's a strategy that some republican is going to have to take. they'll have to distance themselves. john mccain ignored george bush. the problem with george bush is not going to go by ignoring him. voters, young voters and emerging groups like hispanic identify republican candidates and republicans in general with the eight years of the bush
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presidency. even the last four years of the bush presidency. i don't know if it's too little, too late, it's probably a good strategy to say george bush is that guy. i'm this guy. >> cenk: the flip side is if you have to throw your former president under the bus it doesn't speak well of your party, and you're already on bad footing there. michael, a great analysis as usual. when we come back we have a huge strike in chicago. who is at fault. the deepers? rom emmanuel? >> for the first time in 25 years thousands of chicago teachers walked off the job and hit the picket lines. >> we're here, and we're going to stay together until we get a fair contract. >> cenk: there is a weird irony that mitt romney is standing with the former chief of staff. we'll tell you why that is happening. then i'd asked strip club owners in tampa if they were going to get more business when the republicans rolled in. we have the answer later in the
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program. >> cenk: are the republicans going to be worried that their family values assets are going to be tracked when they
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bobby? bobby! what are you doing, man? i'm speed dating! [ male announcer ] get investing advice for your family at e-trade. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: for the first time in 25 years we've got a strike among teachers in chicago. let's go to a local news reporter to find out more. [ chanting ] >> they know if we back down now, they will take all our rights away. >> listen to the teachers. trust them. you have every reason to trust that they want a good solution. >> we know what it's like to stand up for your rights. [ cheering ] >> cenk: so this is a really hard issues because teachers all across the country are usually
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blamed for the state of education in america. i don't think that's fair. rom emmanuel is a guy who loves hitting--i say fellow liberal but i'm not sure if he is one. right now he's in the message with the teachers. let's go to ana kasparian. >> first let's talk about rom emmanuel. it's important to keep in mind that his children are receiving private education. >> cenk: of course they are. >> and he has been converting public schools into charter schools which are publicly funded and privately run. let's keep that in mind. let's take a look at the bigger picture. there are students and teachers involved in this strike. 26,000 teachers are striking and 400,000 students and parents are going to be affected by this. they're being sent to make-shift places to receive their education. they're going to libraries and
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churches and its affecting their education especially since it's the second week of school. now rom emmanuel is disappointed about i this strike. he feels its completely unnecessary for them to strike. >> i am disappointed that we have come to this point given that all the parties acknowledge how close we are because this is a strike of choice. and because of how close we are it is a strike that is unnecessary. >> now this were polls done that indicated that parents in chicago were very supportive of the unions prior to this strike, however, now that the strike is actually happening parents are understandably enraged. let's hear what one of them had to say. >> how dare you guys stop school in session how dare you do that to our children. what are you thinking about? not about them. >> now, cenk, there are three issues here that the teachers are striking about. one of them is compensation. and it's important to keep in
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mind that the school board promised a 4% pay ire iereeas arar howewerr ty renig on that. rahm emmanuel said he came up with a compromise where he would increase their salary over the next four years. they are striking about laid-off teachers. they want the laid-off teachers to be rehired automatically when spots open up. and teacher evaluation. rahm emmanuel want 40% of evaluation to be done on standardized testing. the teachers think that is unfair because it's not an effective way of evaluating these teach sneezer let teachers. >> cenk: let me jump in on this. there are so many that is heaped on the teacher's unions. part of the crusade and everything that is wrong with education is the teachers, the teachers, it's all their fault.
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oftentimes conservative democrats like rahm emmanuel who offer a lot of donor money do the same thing. they play along with the republicans, it's the teachers. he ran on, i'm going to do reform of the schools etc. you can tell i'm not that splat. it's good that the teachers are fighting back. i've never liked rahm emmanuel, let me be clear about that, because he's one of the most conservative democrats in the country and a wolf in sheep's clothing. he comes in here and says i'm going to give a big raise. just kiddingic i'm not going to give you a big raids. 4%? no, i'm not going to give that you 4% either. if i was the teachers i would be pissed. on the issue of evaluation. of course the teachers need to be evaluateeled. the question is how. >> right, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. i'm more torn on this issue than you are. when you look at the deficit
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within the school district they're facing $656 million budget shortfall. they have underfunded pension and it's a huge disaster. >> cenk: first of all the teachers did not create the deficit. and second of ram rahm emmanuel said he was going to increase the hours of the school. then he says i'm going to increase the hours and not pay you more because of the deficit. >> i should note, rahm emmanuel said you don't want to work longer. we'll hire teachers who will work in non-core subjects, physical activity, music art subjects like that so teachers continue to work seven hours a day. they'll receive a significant pay increase. but what they're disagreeing here is the evaluations. it's very unfair for the
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teachers. it seems like the teachers don't want to be evaluated. that's far from the truth. they are willing to be evaluated, but it's unfair to evaluate them based on standardized testing. there are so many students who are brilliantan but the standardize testing did not show their true brilliants. i was one of them. i did horrible on standardized testing. it does not show a student's talent as soon as and by the way you had a stellar gpa. it doesn't capture it. they say you want me to compete with the guys in suburbs put but they have a tremendous amount of resources. we share books and we don't have those resources and then you blame us for it. the larger problem is blaming the teachers for everything. on the micro issue people can disagree on what happened here. on the macro-picture, i think it's a pleasure to see teachers fighting back. one last final irony rahm
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emmanuel coming out saying, can you believe what the damn teachers are doing? they should support the mayor. that's in he is essential that's what he's saying. just when you thought couldn't get any weirder on the campaign, we're have having in mitt romney-backed rahm emmanuel. when we come back, the bin laden story. who killed him? it's fairly unclear even though there was a giant "60 minutes" story last night 37. we'll show you a video and then come back after that. >> i took the photos, good angles and i'm jennifer granholm, let me tell you a story. in colorado the auto rescue saved more than 9,000 jobs. in the great state of michigan, 211,000 good
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happen. then they were told that osama bin laden's son was on the second floor and his name was khalid. >> you think that khalid, his son, lives on the second floor. >> this is osama bin laden'sen. >> yes. the guy in front of me he was pointing out. he sees the head pop out and disappear real quick around the corner. okay, you know, what who is it? what do you think? i don't know. he literally whispers, not yelling, he whispers, khalid. he whispers khalid's name. doesn't know if it's khalid or not. khalid literally looks around the edge of the hall, and he has him. what was khalid thinking at that time? look around the corner? curiosity killed the cat. i guess khalid, too. >> cenk: that's an amazing story but clear. we know exactly who killed a
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lead and how he died. in that hour-long interview where they went over minutia over minutia then about the killing it was unclear. and i went over through the book passage, it was unclear who killed bin laden. it was difficult to see around the point man. since the stair well and landing narrowed as we got to the top. the point man had seen a man peeking out of the door on the or the side of the hallway about 10 for a in front of him. i could not tell if the hit him or not. the man disappeared in the dark room. what? if the point man for the navy seals shot bin laden in the head when he peeked out, you would think that he would drop right there. but they say he went back into the room, mark owen said he's not clear who shot bin laden originally. when they went back into the
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room mark owen and the man behind him shot him in the chest any way by his bed. okay, that's fascinating. that'sthat's a strange accounting of the situation. when asked wait a minute, he was already shot in the head. and then you shot shot him again. is that an assassination. >> it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this, hey, if give the opportunity, this is not an assassination. you will capture him alive if feasible. >> that was the preferred thing. >> yes. >> to take him alive if you could. >> yes, yes, i mean, we're not there to assassinate something. we were not sent in to murder him. >> cenk: i want to making is very clear. they were in the dark. someone shot at him. later they could not see him hands. later think say they saw weapons in the room. although not near bin laden. i'm not blaming them. but it's a strange accounting of
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the story. they think they shot him in the head. then they come over to his bed and shoot him in the chest a couple of times. interesting. one last thing on this on the issue of bin laden not fighting back, here is what owen said. >> i think in the end he taught a lot of people to do, martyr themselves and he masterminded the 9/11 attacks. but in the end he was not willing to offer up himself with a gun and put up a fight. i think that speaks for himself. >> cenk: that's an interesting account. no question about that. we're alfas all fascinated by it, but there seems to be a significant lack of clarity about who shot bin laden. whether it was the point man or when he went back in his bedroom maybe he shot himself. the pentagon story does not match up with this, and this story does not match up with itself, to be honest. i'm not sure we know the answer
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yet. let me bring in an expert on these matters. michael hastings is a contributor for current. he covered this in afghanistan and the generals and the pentagon for the "rolling stone." he's with buzzfeed on the campaign trail as well. michael on to my conspiresy theory. automates are we the only ones seeing it that way or are we the only ones who find it off in it tale. >> i'm not sure. i think you can account some of this to the fog of war. in the interview an incredible story, and an incredible job by "60 minutes." i saw it from the west pam palm beach airport and everyone at the airport was glued watching this. they said they didn't even know it was bin laden. they were shooting basically any military age male in the house.
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that's how i interpreted it. they were going room by room, as they were describing it. so i'm not sure if it's a conspires or if maybe there is a lack of clarity in terms of who actually shot him or if they hit him in the head initially at first. >> cenk: when asked by the president by this, they also had an interesting answer. let's watch that. >> he asked who was the one and we told him we wouldn't tell. >> you wouldn't tell him, why not? >> pulling the trigger is easy. we've done it a millions of times and it's not that hard. it's not about who got one person. it's about the team or the helicopter pilots, or the intel folks who keep this whole thing up. who cares who the one person is, it doesn't matter. >> cenk: michael, that's kind of strange. you just told the whole country although albeit in a very unclear way and you wrote a whole book about it. why wouldn't you just tell the president when it happened?
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>> well, true, the question is was it just one individual? i think this is the first first-person account we've had of this raid. and other guys may have their own story and interpret it differently. this is what happens when you have military operations. everyone has their perspective and they try to determine what happened. there are often moments that are unclear, and my guess is this will come out over time. interesting point. but before this guy came out i was hearing stories about how the guy who did kill bin laden, the navy seal who did kill him was being vetted in a number of circles around the country. people knew his name. he was getting box seat tickets to red skin games. these kinds of things. maybe there was one person who did pull the trigger, and they don't want to indicate it was just one guy.
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>> cenk: one last question. this is me questioning, not you questioning, i want to be clear on that, but if bin laden had shot himself is that something that would not be favorable to the pentagon? would they view it, dammit, we wanted to get him and it's spoiled. to me he's dead. who cares. would they care about that? >> from everything i've read i never got the sense that he would kill himself. i don't think that's something they would try to cover up. i mean, because again it makes it look like a coward if he's killing himself. then it looks like he can't stand up and fight. that's not necessarily something that i would think that they would try to cover up. i think it probably has to do with what he was talking about about not wanting to pinpoint that there was exactly one individual who did the killing and you know, spread both the responsibility for it. >> cenk: all right interesting
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discussion. thank you, michael, as as always. i want everyone to be clear man, look, we were all looking forward to justice being done for a long, long time. no matter how it god done, it god done. that's great. i like how mark owens grabbed a taco bell afterwards. that's a guy after my own heart. when we come back we'll have a discussion about the banks being let off. that's such a shock. >> obama: this unity will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed homeowners to turn the page. >> cenk: yeah, but didn't quite do that. >> and then we have tommy davidson from "in living color" right here at "the y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y (vo) this is joy. >>who the heck does mitt romney think he is? (vo) this is joy on current tv. >>if mitt romney treats his magic underwear the same way as his tax returns, then he's been going commando for the past
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: of course the anniversary of september 11th is tomorrow, and we're going to bring on tommy davidson to talk about that, and the cause he's helping oh out. do you remember tommy davidson? he's the star of "strictly business"; "booty call"; and starred in "in living color." what a cast that was he used to
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act as sugar ray leonard. >> i'm standing here with sugar ray leonard. >> so far the audience has been able to take everything. we'll see that the audience outnumber the cast 7-1. >> cenk: tommy, of course, has been helping veterans, and i say of course, except i didn't know this until recently--for 20 years. he has been in afghanistan, and heroes helping heroes here in l.a. part of cops for causes. you're almost their unofficial spokesperson, i guess for cops for causes. >> it's something that just happened. i became friends with some of the police officers in town and i had the connections with the veterans any way going around the world performing at the bases. so it made sense. >> cenk: what brought you into that. >> i do a lot of things. i do a lot of fundraising for a lot of different causes, but
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this to me is very important. i feel like our service men and women around the world they're working people, too. the recruiters come and say we've got a job for you and they enup halfway around the world and engaging in a war. >> cenk: no question and everybody knows this, but i like to say it any way. of course i thought the iraq war was a disaster, but they didn't start the war and they were sent in the middle of that mess. i'm curious about your politics. a lot of people have differing issues about veterans. >> right. >> right. >> cenk: the democrats a lot of times stands up for more veterans benefits but a lot of veterans support republicans, i don't know why. more pro-war? what's your take on that? >> as long as i stay with my take and don't go democratic and just go veteran. just us as a country you know, we haven't taken care of our veterans. you can name any war.
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it's just an ongoing battle that we have hoo t tesesnsnsility fo r goingng to happen. you know it's going to happen, but peace will exist and providence exists. we need to look out for our peace. >> cenk: if we're willing to start the war we should take care of our guys when they come back. when you perform sometimes you do an obama impersonation. >> it's pretty easy, people like it. >> cenk: go ahead. >> the world is easy. i could make it sound important. kellogg's frosted flakes are part of an essential breakfast. he can snowboard, ski and ride a bike. when you talk about activity for children. it makes children positive. that's what children need, to be positive. you have the tiger and the bandanna, and top of that, frosted flakes is great. >> cenk: that's funny. you do a good obama.
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he was so dynamic as a candidate. then as a president he could take any topic and make it serious and boring at the same time. dude, it's great. >> great, great, he's the ultimate freestyler. >> cenk: can i ask about your politics are you going to vote for president obama? >> yes i'm going to vote for obama. i'm more of a pro-people. >> cenk: that's very controversial. a lot of people are anti-people. but you're pro people. >> yeah, i live in a country where there are all types of people from all different walks of life that want the same thing. they want their children educated. they want to have enough to eat. they want to be housed and health insurance all the things that he is bringing to us. the thing that i liked about fdr, he was going to change the bill of rights that all the people will have those rights any way. he wasn't able to do that before his death. after world war ii and seeing all people die and it had a lot
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to do with his wife. >> cenk: if we can get more fdr out of president obama, that would be terrific. from your mouth to god's ears. thanks for joining us. >> all right. >> cenk: all right, when we come back we'll do an update on the strip clubs in tampa. did they do better after the republicans came in? fun facts about that. plus ben and jerry's. apparently there is something foreign involved in the ice cream? find out about it when we come back. >> there was peanut butter d cup cup. >> and [ ♪ music ♪ ]
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it's like chicken and crunchy stuff got married! i only use french's french fried onions on my crunchy onion chicken because it's america's number one brand. just minutes to make, then bake! >> cenk: of course the republicans had their convention in tampa, and we interviewed one of the strip club owners in tampa before the convention it see if he was excited about the upcoming business he might
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receive. >> i'm really excited. i know there are going to be so many people here. the club is going to be busy and it will be a fun time to work. >> fun and profitable. >> cenk: that was not us but that was a local news report. the guy we interviewed also said he was looking forward to the business and that it was going to do well. did it? according to the 51 odyssey business was double than normal. and delegates who showed up were not shy at all about stating who they were, where they were from, and that they were warned by convention organizationer to stay away from adult-neured businesses but they didn't. plus we gave all visitors the club free 30 day membership to our online service and we've seen considerable increase in web traffic. according to tmz they certainty girls to the convention to give free entrance and apparently their business also doubled. and one more fun fact, grinder
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is an app for gay guys to find each other. do you know what happened? 242% increase in tampa for grinder while the republicans were in town. i'm not saying anything. i'm just saying. all right ana has another fun story for us. >> nothing like a fun sex story. ben and jerry's is suing a important company known as ben and cherry's for using their likeness the white fluffy clouds and green pastures and doing a play on ben and jerry's name. >> they take the name off the ben and jerry's ice cream. >> like for example. >> there was peanut butter d cup. >> and boston cream thigh was the other one. so they're creative. you got to give them that, but they're now getting sued. >> my favorite one is boston cream thigh, but ben and jerry's
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has exercised a rocky road when it comes to their own name. >> for a slip on things ben and jerry's has gotten in trouble for using names on their ice cream that people thought it was inappropriate. >> this is a different kind of inappropriate, i would say. >> so cenk, some of the ice cream names that ben & jerry's has is sweaty balls. >> cenk: who wants to eat that? maybe the guys in tampa who were checking out grinder. what would they do that? that's the most unappealing advertising thing. >> it's the "snl" skit. they're trying to be fun and clever. i've tried it, and it's really delicious. >> cenk: maybe i'm being unlib about this, write your bad e-mails, etc. but on name alone i will not try it. >> i don't think ben and jerry's has the right to sue another
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company for ruining its reputation especially when you have ice cream called carmel sutra and schwetty balls. some macon fuse the important producer as an affiliate to the ice cream company, i don't know. >> cenk: they're amazing they'll twist anything around. but what is more amazeing is the republicans. according to all the accounts of all those strip club owners, we did the story and there were warnings and seminars don't go to the strip club. they're coming with a nametag. i get a free entrance. >> they can't help it. the part that irritates me is that they run on family values campaigns. that's the part that annoys me. if they want to go to strip clubs, have at it.
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they're fun, they're human have a good time. but don't judge others when they want to do the same. >> cenk: exactly. i would love to see how those guys reacted after they got home and if they changed their stance on it. we know how they reacted. they went to the important website of the strip club. ana, thank you as always. we appreciate it. now i assume that eliot will have real stories, not like the riff-raff that we have on "the young turks"." >> eliot: this piece of-- >> cenk: all right that's fascinateing. do we have eliot? no listen, trust me, eliot's show is going to be awesome. i just did two weeks with him eliot. what's on the show. >> eliot: boy, we're going to have a great show. we're going to be talking about mitt romney's latest etch-a-sketch moment healthcare. he drafted it, he wanted to repeal it, and now he loves it.
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the guy is a weather vane, he doesn't know which way is up, and it will destroy his campaign. we'll talk a lot about that. >> cenk: i miss you already man man. >> eliot: we had a great time. move back east. move to new york. this is where all the stuff happens. >> cenk: i don't know about that. >> eliot: we had a great time. >> cenk: now we're having a conversation. looking forward to the show, eliot. >> eliot: thank you, thank you. >> cenk: when we come back, a topic after eliot spitzer's own heart, the banks. i hope you're sitting down. they got off--no! i'm jennifer granholm, let me tell you a story. in colorado the auto rescue saved more than 9,000 jobs. in the great state of michigan, 211,000 good paying, american jobs! in romney's world, cars get the
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(vo) now, it's your turn. (vo) connect with the young turks with cenk uygur. >> it's go time. >> cenk: all right time for aggressive progressive. president obama said he was going to be an aggressive progressive when he was giving the state of union address. he said this ababout the banks. >> we'll establish a financial crimes unit of highly investigators to crackdown on fraud and protect people's investments. this you want will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners and help turn the page on an error of recklessness
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that hurt so many americans. >> cenk: or maybe it won't. it was called the residential mortgage working group. three months in they did not even have office space and they were not getting the staff that they needed. shocking that tim geithner's department would not help in this cause. how weird i did not see this coming but i did and i called it on this show, the online show and every other show. now we have this news. >> cenk: now the excuse that they always use is these cases are always hard to prove. let me report another story.
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>> cenk: in other words, they knew it was junk. do you know what's know what that's called? tim geithner, look it up--it's called fraud. there will be no criminal investigation whatsoever. they might do civil investigations later. there is a word i use to describe an event that was this obvious. it's called--of course! of course they're not going to do any criminal investigations. they had one against bear-sterns, no convictions whatsoever. they have no interest in going after the bankers. they are part of the
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